DSP4130 Theories & Methods of Diaspora Mission

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Gary Fujino

Course Description:

Preparation to lead displaced people by examining reasons for immigration and physical, emotional and spiritual issues related to relocation. Explores the differences between refugees for economic reasons and those driven out by persecution or war. Examines contemporary experience, including how technology retains connections and potential ways to grow in community.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students need tools to understand the roots of migration struggles. What are some ways that diaspora is studied? How do anthropological, sociological, psycholocial, cultural and spiiritual approaches differ?

Why This Course Is Important:

People in diaspora are often confused and wandering, needing guidance on how to adapt and build their own communities while integrating in helpful ways. This couse will help the student live into those needs and concerns.